Esp.

En mi trabajo existe una relación entre la cámara como el objeto que ayuda a reconocer el interior y exterior de un cuerpo. Me interesa dialogar con la cámara como cuerpo y sus partes, para expandir y explorar la identidad de las cosas. Observo la construcción del mundo con esta, como un aparato técnico y cultural que posee la capacidad de reconocer y entender los objetos que son dejados atrás cuando uno se va de casa.

Investigo y me enfoco en el desprendimiento, perdida y cambio que existe dentro de este proceso. Mi trabajo estudia la relación que existe entre el cuerpo y la fotografía, recogiendo objetos de distintos lugares sacándolos de su espacio natural y re-localizándolos como una acción que disturba el paisaje/encuadre, cuestionando la memoria y el origen de las cosas.

A partir de mi experiencia como migrante de una zona rural hacia ciudades más grandes como Lima y Londres. He aprendido que existe un estado colectivo de duelo.

La naturaleza provee significado y estructura a la cultura, la explotación de esta misma como consecuencia de la colonización produce una ruptura en esta armonía, la migración y la violencia, ambos han surgido a partir de este conflicto. 

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I look into the construction of the world, with the camera as a technical and cultural apparatus that has the capacity to help us understand and recognize the objects that are left behind when someone leaves ‘home’. I investigate and focus on the experience of ‘dislocation’, ‘loss’ and ‘change’ during these transitions.

 

Through my own experience of migration from the countryside towards bigger cities like Lima and London, I have realized a collective state of ‘mourning’ arises from ‘displacement’.

My work examines the relationship between the body and photography - collecting objects from several places, taking them out of their natural environment and relocating them as a performance that disturbs the landscape, looking for questions about memory and origin.

Nature provides meaning and the structures of culture. The exploitation of nature as a consequence of colonization produces a ‘rupture of harmony’, an imbalancing. Migration and violence have both emerged within this conflict.

In the video The Haircut (2015, 6:00 min) a day after the spring equinox and the lunar eclipse occurred last March I walked towards a fallen piece of a tree, a log, located in the gardens in Regent’s Park London. Surrounded by yellow daffodils, I sat down on the tree, wearing a yellow blouse, looking towards the sun. I made a plait with my hair in order to cut it afterwards with a pair of scissors. I took a photograph of the plait on top of the tree trunk. I placed ( the plait) as one of the objects in an installation in an art gallery.

I have incorporated performance into my practice to study how rituals have been part of our relation with the environment. Some rituals help in order to overcome fears that emerge from violence and loss.

Performance, and its documentation or indexing, opens a space where we can think about our relationship with nature as an intimate and collective experience